Our Team

Department Chair

Mary D Patterson

Mary D Patterson M.D., M.Ed.

Interim Chair, Associate Dean And Professor

Core Faculty

Peter Alexandrov

Peter Alexandrov M.D., M.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor; Associate Medical Director, ShandsCair
Brandon R Allen

Brandon R Allen M.D.

Associate Professor; Vice Chair, Clinical Operations; Associate Chief, Emergency Services; Med. Director, UFH Chest Pain Ctr; Med. Director, ED Scribes Program
Joshua H Altman

Joshua H Altman M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Lars Beattie

Lars Beattie M.D., M.S., FACEP

Residency Program Director, Clinical Associate Professor
Torben K Becker

Torben K Becker M.D., Ph.D., RDMS, FAWM, FAEMS

Assistant Professor
Brittany C Beel

Brittany C Beel M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Noel R Braseth

Noel R Braseth M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Alicia Buck

Alicia Buck M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Donna L Carden

Donna L Carden M.D.

Professor Emeritus
Casey T Carr

Casey T Carr M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor; Director, Student & Resident Education And Co-Director, Cardiac Arrest Programs, Division Of Critical Care Medicine
David B Crabb

David B Crabb M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor; Assistant Medical Director, Adult ED
Jessica L Dalton

Jessica L Dalton M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Giuliano De Portu

Giuliano De Portu M.D., FACEP

Assistant Dean, Office For Diversity & Health Equity; Director Emergency Medicine Ultrasound; Director Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship;​ Clinical Assistant Professor
Marco F Elegante

Marco F Elegante M.D., MNeuroSci

Clinical Assistant Professor
Lynn Farrugia

Lynn Farrugia M.D., M.S., FACEP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Mindy Fernandez

Mindy Fernandez M.D., FACEP

Clinical Assistant Professor; Assistant Medical Director, Freestanding EDs
Rosemarie Fernandez

Rosemarie Fernandez M.D.

Professor; Vice Chair, Faculty Development
Desmond Fitzpatrick

Desmond Fitzpatrick M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor; Medical Director, Lake County EMS; Medical Director, Sumter County EMS; Associate Director, EMS Fellowship; Asst. Med. Dir., Stadium Operations & Disaster Preparedness, BHG Stadium; Co-Director, EMS Clerkship
Colleen K Gutman

Colleen K Gutman M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Carolyn K Holland

Carolyn K Holland M.D., M.Ed., FACEP, FAAP

Clinical Associate Professor, Medical Director – Pediatric Emergency Department, Division Chief – Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Liam C Holtzman

Liam C Holtzman D.O., FACEP

Clinical Assistant Professor And Associate Program Director
Karl W Huesgen

Karl W Huesgen M.D., FACEP

Clinical Assistant Professor; Associate Medical Director, ShandsCair
Charles Hwang

Charles Hwang M.D., FACEP, FAEMS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medical Director, Levy County Department Of Public Safety
Jason M Jones

Jason M Jones M.D., FACEP

Clinical Assistant Professor; EMS Fellowship Director; Academic Chief, EMS Division; Medical Director, Alachua County Fire Rescue (ACFR)
Sitha Konopack

Sitha Konopack M.D., M.P.H., FACEP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Michael L Krick

Michael L Krick D.O., FACEP

Clinical Assistant Professor; Associate Physician Director Of Quality, Freestanding EDs
Alison Leung

Alison Leung M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Jennifer K Light

Jennifer K Light M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Judy K Lucas

Judy K Lucas M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Nicholas Maldonado

Nicholas Maldonado M.D., FACEP

Assistant Residency Program Director; Clinical Assistant Professor
Michael Marchick

Michael Marchick M.D.

Co-Clerkship Director; Clinical Associate Professor
Lisa Merck

Lisa Merck MD, MPH, MA, FACEP

Associate Professor | Emergency Medicine; Affiliate Associate Professor | Division Of Neurocritical Care, Department Of Neurology; Affiliate Associate Professor | Health Outcomes And Biomedical Informatics; Director, Clinical Trials Collaborative
David A Meurer

David A Meurer M.D., FACEP

Clinical Assistant Professor; Medical Director, ShandsCair Adult/Peds Team
Kendall Moore

Kendall Moore M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Travis W Murphy

Travis W Murphy

Clinical Assistant Professor; Adjunct Faculty, Division Of Critical Care Medicine
L. Connor Nickels

L. Connor Nickels M.D., RDMS, FACEP

Clinical Associate Professor
Candice A Norman

Candice A Norman M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Rohit P Patel

Rohit P Patel M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor; Associate Chief, Division Of Critical Care Medicine; Co-Director, Emergency Medicine Critical Care Fellowship; Co-Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit; Director, Critical Care Ultrasound, Surgical ICU
Maritza Plaza-Verduin

Maritza Plaza-Verduin M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Joel Rowe

Joel Rowe M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor; Associate Medical Director, Lake County EMS
Matthew Ryan

Matthew Ryan M.D., Ph.D.

Vice-Chair Of Education; Associate Professor
Matthew B Shannon

Matthew B Shannon M.D., FACEP

Medical Director Spring Hill/ Kanapaha Emergency Centers; Director Community Emergency Medicine
Priscilla Shen

Priscilla Shen

Clinical Assistant Professor
John H Slish

John H Slish M.D., FACEP, EMT-T, TCCC-I, ILO

Medical Director, Tactical Medicine GFR; SWAT Team Physician/Operator, GPD And ACSO; Co-Assistant Medical Director, UF EMS Fellowship; Clinical Assistant Professor
Tierra Smith

Tierra Smith M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Sakina Sojar

Sakina Sojar M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Caroline C Srihari

Caroline C Srihari M.D.

Assistant Residency Program Director; Clinical Assistant Professor
Tricia B Swan

Tricia B Swan M.D., M.Ed., FAAP, FACEP

Clinical Associate Professor
Meredith C Thompson

Meredith C Thompson M.D.

Clerkship Director; Clinical Assistant Professor
Henry W Young, II

Henry W Young, II M.D., FACEP

Assistant Residency Program Director; Clinical Assistant Professor
Taylor Zeglam

Taylor Zeglam M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Cristina M Zeretzke-Bien

Cristina M Zeretzke-Bien M.D., FAAP, FAAEM, FACEP

Clinical Associate Professor, Assistant Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Department

Exclusively Research Faculty

Firas H Kobaissy

Firas H Kobaissy Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor & Associate Director NNBR
Derek Merck

Derek Merck Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor
Kevin K Wang

Kevin K Wang Ph.D.

Professor & Program Director NNBR
Zhihui Yang

Zhihui Yang Ph.D.

RES AST PROF

Adjunct Faculty

Marie-Carmelle Elie

Marie-Carmelle Elie M.D., RDMS, FACEP, FCCM

Adjunct Professor
Thomas F Payton

Thomas F Payton M.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor
David L Roberts

David L Roberts M.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Adrian Tyndall

Adrian Tyndall M.D., MPH, FACEP

Adjunct Professor

Courtesy/Volunteer Faculty

Harvey G Rohlwing

Harvey G Rohlwing M.D., FACEP

Clinical Assistant Professor; Global Health Initiatives Liaison

Fellows

Administrative Fellow

Marsha F Lewis

Marsha F Lewis M.D., M.Sc.

Administrative Fellow

Critical Care Medicine Fellows

John Bruno

John Bruno M.D.

CCM Fellow (2nd Year – Emergency Medicine)
Nicolas Segal

Nicolas Segal M.D., Ph.D.

CCM Fellow (2nd Year – Emergency Medicine)
Beulah D Castor

Beulah D Castor M.D.

CCM Fellow (1st Year – Anesthesiology)
Terrance Creighton

Terrance Creighton M.D.

CCM Fellow (1st Year – Anesthesiology)

Emergency Medical Services Fellows

Lauren N Fisher

Lauren N Fisher M.D.

EMS Fellow
Chanteil D Ulatowski

Chanteil D Ulatowski M.D.

EMS Fellow

Global Emergency Medicine Fellows

Cassandra Clay

Cassandra Clay D.O.

Global EM Fellow
Joseph C Pompa

Joseph C Pompa D.O.

Global EM Fellow

Simulation Fellow

Nicholas S Laconi

Nicholas S Laconi M.D., M.S.

Simulation Fellow, Surgical Resident

Sports Medicine Fellow

Sarah Chrabaszcz

Sarah Chrabaszcz M.D.

Sports Medicine Fellow

Ultrasound Medicine Fellows

Christy Robinson

Christy Robinson M.D.

Ultrasound EM Fellow
Jonathan Snyderman

Jonathan Snyderman D.O., M.Sc.

Ultrasound EM Fellow

Administrative Team

Melanie Blackburn

Melanie Blackburn

Assistant Director Of Finance And Reporting
Lucie Broehm

Lucie Broehm

Administrative Specialist, I
Missy Claude

Missy Claude

Administrative Support Assistant, I
Zach Frey

Zach Frey

Fellowship Coordinator
Amanda H Glynn

Amanda H Glynn MHS, CRC, CGCM

Residency Program Coordinator / Administrator
Melyssa E Henagan

Melyssa E Henagan

Senior Accountant
Joshua E Hurwitz

Joshua E Hurwitz

OPS IT Expert/Operations Analyst
Frank Jurkiewicz

Frank Jurkiewicz MBA

Administrative Director
Amy M Smith

Amy M Smith

Office Manager; Chair's Administrative Assistant

Research Team

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Part-time Clinical Faculty

Benjamin N Abo

Benjamin N Abo D.O.

OPS Professional Faculty
Jasmin Tanaja

Jasmin Tanaja M.D.

OPS Professional Faculty
Ramona D Esquibel

Ramona D Esquibel M.D.

OPS Professional Faculty
Michael L Falgiani

Michael L Falgiani M.D.

OPS Professional Faculty
Robyn M Hoelle

Robyn M Hoelle M.D.

OPS Professional Faculty
Kruti Shah

Kruti Shah M.D.

OPS Professional Faculty
Kevin Hord

Kevin Hord M.D.

OPS Professional Faculty
Mark M Jackson

Mark M Jackson D.O.

OPS Professional Faculty
Karen Laauwe

Karen Laauwe M.D., FACEP

OPS Professional Faculty
Diana C Mora-Montero

Diana C Mora-Montero M.D.

OPS Professional Faculty
Kenneth J Myers

Kenneth J Myers M.D.

OPS Professional Faculty
Pratik S Patel

Pratik S Patel M.D., M.B.B.S.

OPS Professional Faculty
Joshua A Walker

Joshua A Walker M.D.

OPS Professional Faculty

Per-Diem Pediatric Faculty

Jyoti Budania

Jyoti Budania M.D.

OPS Professional Faculty
Free N Hess

Free N Hess D.O.

OPS Professional Faculty
Stephanie Moawad

Stephanie Moawad M.D.

OPS Professional Faculty
Margaret A Slayton

Margaret A Slayton M.D.

OPS Professional Faculty
Alexandra M Stern

Alexandra M Stern M.D.

Assistant Professor
Anna Tsikouris

Anna Tsikouris M.D.

OPS Professional Faculty
Priyanka Vyas

Priyanka Vyas M.B.B.S.

OPS Professional Faculty
Kelley M Ward

Kelley M Ward M.D.

OPS Professional Faculty

Advanced Practice Provider Team (Full-Time)

Suzanne R Archer

Suzanne R Archer

Nurse Practitioner
Zachary A Bautista

Zachary A Bautista

Physician Assistant
Carol L Bruggeman

Carol L Bruggeman

Physician Assistant
Patrick L Delage

Patrick L Delage

Physician Asst
Jessica R Holder

Jessica R Holder

Nurse Practitioner
Susan  Lo

Susan Lo

Physician Asst
Sarah A Hula

Sarah A Hula

Nurse Practitioner
Meagan B Humphries

Meagan B Humphries

Physician Assistant
Samuel T Kim

Samuel T Kim

Physician Assistant
Michelle E Metzger

Michelle E Metzger

Physician Assistant
Vivien P Murphy

Vivien P Murphy

Registered Nurse

Nursing Leadership Team

Lisa K Barnett

Lisa K Barnett

RN Coord E.D. – NS
Melissa A Barron

Melissa A Barron

RN Stat 3-12
Sandra E Blocker

Sandra E Blocker

Mgr Nurse
Kori D Coker

Kori D Coker

RN Coord E.D.
Kimberly M Jaimes

Kimberly M Jaimes

Mgr Nurse
Alexandria  James

Alexandria James

RN Coord E.D. – NS
Ezekiel M Masbad

Ezekiel M Masbad

RN Coord E.D.
Melissa B Milligan

Melissa B Milligan

RN Coord E.D. – NS
Suzanne M Phillips

Suzanne M Phillips

Mgr Nurse
Alexandria L Presnell

Alexandria L Presnell

Clinical Leader
Jessica N Schwab

Jessica N Schwab

RN Coord E.D. – NS
Jennifer M Zimmerman

Jennifer M Zimmerman

Clinical Leader

Emergency Medicine Residents

Click here to see list of current residents